The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 116 78 132
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +54
Contract jobs citing Games 4 52 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 2.04% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.40% 4.16% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 0
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£300 £289 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.63 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+171.29% -40.00%
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
996 1250 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.92% 49.14% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 494 434
Average daily rate £375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Games Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Games
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games across the Berkshire region.

Games Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Games
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -23 4 £600 +190.90% 2
Maidenhead -7 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £300 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 10 (50.00%) Publishing
2 8 (40.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) Time Management
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (25.00%) Content Management
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) CMS
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) User Experience
6 4 (20.00%) Game Development
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (15.00%) Xbox
7 3 (15.00%) New Media
7 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.00%) HTML
7 3 (15.00%) Alias
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) CISA
8 2 (10.00%) CISM
8 2 (10.00%) CCNP
8 2 (10.00%) CISSP
8 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) VoIP
2 2 (10.00%) DMZ
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 10 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Programmer
2 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Principal Security Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Escalation Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Server Support
3 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (5.00%) PHP Programmer
3 1 (5.00%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
1 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) jQuery
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Flash
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 3 (15.00%) New Media
3 3 (15.00%) Xbox
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) SCORM
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
4 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) Time Management
3 5 (25.00%) Content Management
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Game Development
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Information Management
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) Business Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
2 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
2 1 (5.00%) Lua
2 1 (5.00%) R
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CRISC
2 2 (10.00%) CISA
2 2 (10.00%) CISM
2 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (10.00%) CCNP
2 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) NLBS
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Alias
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp